Spike Dudley (real name: Matt Hyson
), of Dudleyville
, Rhode Island
), doesn't look like he belongs in a wrestling
ring. Standing 5'5" (usually billed as 5'7" or so), weighing a legit 150
pounds or so, he certainly doesn't seem to fit in with some of the big monsters
normally seen on WWE
Hyson got his start in 1993. While training to become a referee, his
trainer encouraged him to consider wrestling as well. He worked in a
number of small promotions in California until September 1996, when he
moved to ECW and became Spike Dudley, part of the insanely big Dudley
For a while, Spike was put over as a "giant killer," winning matches
over giants like Bam Bam Bigelow. He also held the ECW tag team title,
with Balls Mahoney, for a while.
Unfortunately, since signing with WWF, he has descended into midcard
Hell. He had a not-very-memorable family feud (he and his "brothers"
against the Holly cousins, Hardcore, Crash, and Molly), which
degenerated into a weird Romeo and Juliet thing (where he and Molly had to fight off both their "families"), and presently
seems to be a Jobber to the Stars.